[FoRK] Christians and atheists start a calmer dialogue
<jbone at place.org> on
Thu May 10 07:13:00 PDT 2007
On May 10, 2007, at 7:55 AM, Bill Stoddard wrote:
> Telling believers that they are idiots is not going to work.
Well, I'm not giving up on that just yet. It's never actually been
tried with conviction and tenacity, as a mass social movement. So
why not give it a go. Tough love, and all that.
> Telling them their beliefs cause great suffering in the world is
> not going to work.
Probably true, but shame them enough about their little Invisible
Friend(s) and perhaps a little chink in the memetic armor appears
that can be exploited to drive *this* message home.
> What are you going to place in that empty corner?
I don't care; perhaps they can get a nice corner-hutch and fill it
with knicknacks and whatnot.
> Whatever it is, it darn well better be transcendent or it will be
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